Novi, MI

The Spot Demonstrations

 

See your favorite sewing and quilting designers and personalities show what's new and trending. Catch all the excitement as you get up close for how-to demonstrations in The Spot – a more intimate setting. 

FREE with your General Admission ticket.

 

Thursday

10:30 The Making and Use of a Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
 11:15 Create Your Own Landscapes | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
 1:00 Sewing Tools for Comfortable Clothes | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
 1:45 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 2:30 Something Fishy Going On - Learn about Fish Leather | Pam Manthei of Fiskur Leather
3:15
Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals

 

Friday

 

10:30
The Making and Use of a Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
11:15 Simple to Simply Amazing | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
12:00 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
1:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
2:00 Something Fishy Going On - Learn about Fish Leather | Pam Manthei of Fiskur Leather  
3:15 Sewing Tools for Comfortable Clothes | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com

 

Saturday

 

11:15 Something Fishy Going On - Learn about Fish Leather | Pam Manthei of Fiskur Leather
12:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
1:00 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
2:00 Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House 
3:00 The Making and Use of a Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle

 

Create Your Own Landscapes
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Do you love those gorgeous fabric landscapes but you’re nervous about trying them on your own? Would you like a little help learning how to do them? Even though this is a quick stage class, you’ll pick up some great ideas and learn how to use cut and paste applique for the backgrounds and see what types of stitching to use to bring out the details. Take the mystery out of landscapes with this new and quick class…Landscaping a-la-Cindy!


Free Motion Quilting with Templates
Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
Quilt like a professional on your home machine! Learn the basics of free motion quilting and witness the benefits you can reap with the investment of a long arm machine. Watch as Donelle demonstrates how easy and stress-free quilting can be.

 

Nine Nifty Notions

Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House 

Come to this encouraging demo on some nifty ""notions"" and ideas to make your quilting and sewing room a happy place
to be.

 

Quick Points to the Rescue
Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
From the creative mind of Janet Platt, inventor of the amazing Quick Points Ruler, comes a collection of fun to make, fun to give projects. See everything from fanciful aprons to sassy towels, from the prettiest pillowcases and bindings to … well, whatever whimsy she’s created lately. There’s an idea for every occasion, and lots of tips for easiest construction techniques so you have more fun making something simple look amazing.

 

Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine?

Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady

Quilt like a professional on your home machine! Learn the basics of free motion quilting with the aid of templates designed for the home sewing machine. Achieve beautiful quilted effects without the investment of a long arm machine. Watch as Donelle demonstrates how easy and stress free quilting can be with these templates and it's easy as a changing the presser foot. End your love-hate relationship of doing free motion quilting!

 

Renew and Reuse
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Barb will show you how linens, shirts and even buttons become part of a new project. She will inspire you to use all of your things you just couldn't throw out.

 

Sewing Tools for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of KathyRuddy.com
Learn how to use Kathy’s techniques combined with her favorite notions to make your creative process fun and successful! Watch Kathy Ruddy as she models her wardrobe and shows you when and where she used her favorite sewing tools to create them.


Simple to Simply Amazing
Carrie Emerson of Fit For Art Patterns
Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns presents a trunk show of Tabula Rasa Jackets from the simple yet beautiful, to the complex and beautifully embellished. See how repetition with one pattern can give you the confidence to create garments from Simple to Simply Amazing that look and feel good every time. Be inspired to create your own!


Something Fishy Going On - Learn about Fish Leather

Pam Manthei of Fiskur Leather  

Join Pam for a guided discussion about working with fabric and fish leather. You'll learn mistakes to avoid about the history of fish leather and see examples of completed projects.

 

The Making and Use of a Sloper
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Learn how to make a sloper and use it as a design tool as well as a fitting tool. See how easy it is to make a different skirt style from your basic straight skirt. Learn how to create your own princess line bodice from your fitted basic bodice pattern.

       
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